(Aug. 28) Tracy Griffith, actress, singer, author and chef, will serve as hostess for the 16th annual NatureSweet Carmel (Calif.) TomatoFest set for Sept. 16 at the Quail Lodge Resort, according to a news release.

Griffith was inducted into the American Academy of Chefs, the honor society of the American Culinary Federation, as an honorary fellow in July.

She is set to be one of three celebrity chefs performing at a live cooking demonstration. Griffith is also scheduled to sign her new cookbook, "Sushi American Style," and to perform songs from her new CD, "Red."

For information, visit www.tomatofest.com or call 800-965-4827.